A study of the plant and animal life found in a jar of ordinary pond water. Illustrates and explains the difference between microscopic plants and animals; between one-celled and many-celled organisms; the meaning of colonial organization; and the various processes of food-gathering, digestion and reproduction.
Produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films in collaboration with John O. Corliss, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Hal Kopel Producer.
March 12, 2013 Subject:
I think I see a couch in there somewhere
Fun film that shows some (but surely not all!) of the microscopic organisms you can find in pond water. In a film like this, I wonder how people can pick and choose. It's like doing a film about birds in the Amazon. Heck, maybe just birds in general. Which get the cut? Is there an audition process? The mind reels. Good photography for it's time.